Come visit Brisbane
Written by Peter James, August 2018
1. Sunshine all year round!
With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, summers in Brisbane are prominent for the sub-tropical weather cooled by beautiful afternoon storms. Days in the winter hardly go below 20 °C, after all, there’s nothing quite like a good old afternoon snooze in the winter sun.
Spring and autumn are quite popular with students, especially around October when nature is in full force across the city, providing temporal despite…before the approaching exams around the corner.
2. Brisbane is affordable
Brisbane is considered to have pretty low costs of living in comparison with other Australian cities – be it transport, accommodation or meals. Having said that, it doesn’t mean there’s a compromise in quality, it simply means that you get value for your money living in Brisbane than in some of the other states.
3. World-renowned education providers
Brisbane happens to be home to a significant number of international students in some of Australia’s finest higher education institutions; including the award-winning University of Queensland and internationally acclaimed Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. Besides these, there are also a number of English language colleges, vocational education providers, and institutions available.
4. Strike off your bucket list
Centrally located, Brisbane is an ideal place to visit Australia’s key attractions, including the widely-acclaimed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, stunning beaches for sun and surfing, and of course, Queensland’s prominent theme parks.
5. Travel easy
Making your way to and fro to attend classes has never been this simple. Brisbane students enjoy 50% discount on local public transport and 25% discount on bike rental with City Cycle. There’s also a free CityHopper ferry to navigate between the city, South Bank and Kangaroo Point.
6. The Art of Brisbane
Brisbane contains both the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art – Australia’s largest Gallery of Modern Art. Take a visit down memory lane of Brisbane’s history in the Museum of Brisbane, located in the iconic Brisbane City Hall or witness science come alive at the Queensland Museum. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre holds world-class theatre and music events daily and Brisbane also happens to host the Asia Pacific Screen Awards annually.
7. Brisbane at its sustainable best
Home to more than 2000 parks and more than 2500 species, Brisbane truly stands out as Australia’s most biodiverse city!
What more is to be said…? Brisbane/Queensland is a must-visit place this year, wait no more…TIME TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS!
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